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Digital Humanities: Home

An introduction to digital humanities

Getting Started

Welcome to the guide to Digital Humanities! In this guide, you can find:

  • Support for your digital humanities project in different phases. From data creation and preservation, data management, methodology selection, technology implementation to publication.
  • List of selected tools for handling digital humanities tasks and data
  • DH projects examples for inspiration and apperception
  • Resources to learn, including books, journals, and open access web resources
  • Data sources for DH projects and information about data management and publishing
  • Information about DH community globally and in Asia
  • Supporting services and facilities from the Libraries
     

Definition

“A broadly conceived digital humanities would necessarily include the instrumental, methodological, textual, and digitalized, but also new study objects, multiple modes of engagement, theoretical issues from the humanities disciplines, the non-textual and the born-digital.” (Svensson, 2013). It can be identified as an interdisciplinary area that bridges the gap between computation technologies and research and teaching in humanities. By turning physical materials into machine-readable data, quantitative methods allow scholars to think and enable new possibilities for research in a new way to the subject area of traditional humanities.


Reference:
Svensson, P. (2013). Humanities computing as digital humanities. Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader, 159.

 

Digital Scholarship Librarian

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Terry Chung
Contact:
5/F, Main Library, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road,
Hong Kong
(852) 2859-7002